Sunday, April 30, 2017

#Spotlight on Aces Wild by Emmy Curtis + #Giveaway

31934459Aces Wild 
(Elite Ops #1)
by Emmy Curtis
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Forever Yours (first published April 30th 2017)
ISBN 147894790X
In the heat of the Nevada desert, the most elite military pilots in the world are about to engage in some friendly competition. Only this year, someone is changing all the rules...

RAF pilot Dexter Stone has been through his fair share of sticky situations. After living through a crash in enemy territory where no one expected him to walk away, the Red Flag training exercises should be a piece of cake-assuming he can keep his mind on the mission and not on the smart mouth of his gorgeous American competition.

As one of the few women in a sky full of hotshot flyboys, Maj. Eleanor Daniels has worked day and night to earn a coveted spot at Red Flag. And she's not about to let some cocky British bad boy distract her from winning. But when the games take a deadly turn, he may be her only hope for survival. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Sangria: Pineapple Sangria Recipe (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)

Welcome to Saturday Sangria, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

Pineapple Sangria 
White wine, pineapple, and coconut rum?! How can you not love everything about this sangria!

Read an #Excerpt from Sin With Me by J.T. Geissinger

32804009Sin With Me 
(Bad Habit #3)
by J.T. Geissinger 
Published April 25th 2017 by Montlake Romance
The past she can’t remember. The secret he hides. And a love that’s worth risking it all.

After a devastating car crash stole both her family and her memory, Grace Stanton was left with no past and an uncertain future. Now Grace likes to keep things simple. No sleepovers, never date a guy more than a month, and never, ever fall in love. Which is exactly why Grace avoids Bad Habit’s lead guitarist, Brody Scott, at all costs. The green-eyed, sexy-as-hell musician has “trouble” tattooed all over him, and Grace isn’t taking any chances with her heart.

Brody knows he doesn’t deserve an amazing woman like Grace—her creamy skin, red hair, or that smart mouth that fuels his every fantasy—but there’s something between them that’s more than chemistry. Something real. He’ll just have to convince Grace that he’s worth the risk—and hide the secret that haunts his worst dreams. But when fate plays a cruel hand, Brody’s darkest sin suddenly threatens his last chance at redemption…and the life of the woman he loves. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

#CoverReveal of Easy Nights by Kristen Proby

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a steamy and passionate friends-to-lovers romance—EASY NIGHTS! The sixth standalone title in the Boudreaux Series, Savannah and Ben’s highly anticipated story is now available for preorder on all retailers! Don’t miss the beautiful cover below!

A Note from Kristen:

Hello, readers!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share the new cover for Easy Nights with you! We’ve all been waiting a long time for Ben and Savannah’s story and it’ll be in your hot little hands on June 27th. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Ben and Van are two of my favorite characters of all time, and saying goodbye to the Boudreaux clan hasn’t been easy. Thanks for taking this journey of three years with me!

Don’t forget, you can preorder NOW! And be sure to keep an eye on my newsletters and social media in the next two months for sneak peeks and news.

With love,

Read an #Excerpt from Toughest Cowboy in Texas by Carolyn Brown + #Giveaway

31933371Toughest Cowboy in Texas 
(Happy, Texas #1)
by Carolyn Brown
ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455597457
The Spark of an Old Flame

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.

Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school-and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget... 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Arranged by Lexi Blake

(Masters and Mercenaries #13.5)
by Lexi Blake
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Cambridge-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past… 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reasons to Love Too Hard to Forget's Elliot and Peggy with Tessa Bailey + #Giveaway

Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Elliot and Peggy

Oooh! There are so many reasons. I’m thrilled be here to narrow it down to five!

1. Peggy doesn’t take Elliott’s sh*t. Elliott is a local legend, college football coach and scares everyone. He uses his intimidating façade to keep people—even his players—at a distance, but Peggy refuses to be cowed. She sees right through him and I love her for it. Spoiler: so does Elliott.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy #BookBirthday to It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley + #Giveaway

29335317It Happened on Love Street 
(Everland, Georgia #1)
by Lia Riley 
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455568694
The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal's plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn't an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man's best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland's hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he's been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper's determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .

Happy #BookBirthday to Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair + #Giveaway

31815005Feels Like the First Time 
(Destiny Bay #2)
by Marina Adair
Published April 25th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455562289
What's wrong with a little white lie?

There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn't do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister's ex-husband. Sure, he's a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she's had a crush on him, how great he's always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can't give in to temptation. Can she?

It's been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year, he could care less . . . until Ali tells one little lie that lands him smack dab in a fake relationship. After one promise to be Ali's date and two of the hottest kisses he's ever had, Hawk can't deny how much he wants her. But what happens when this fauxmance starts to feel very, very real? 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Lost Rider by Harper Sloan

30753643Lost Rider 
(Coming Home #1)
by Harper Sloan
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 25th 2017 by Pocket Books
ISBN 1501155199
In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Ride Rough by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway

28115546Ride Rough 
(Raven Riders #2)
by Laura Kaye
ebook, 480 pages
Expected publication: April 25th 2017 by Avon
ISBN 0062403397
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear. 

Man Talk with Samanthe Beck of Emergency Attraction + #Giveaway

Man Talk

At the risk of committing romance hero heresy, I’ll admit that when it comes to personality type, I don’t buy into the whole alpha or beta classification. Way too limiting! I tend to think most heroes fall into one of three categories, and I peg them based on how they react to the heroine.

First, there’s the strong, silent type. You know this guy. The heroine spends half a chapter explaining why she’s happy/sad/angry/angsty and when she finally winds down, the strong, silent hero responds with a nod, or an “Okay.” Maybe a “Got it,” if he’s feeling especially chatty. It’s entirely possible he lost track of all her words a page ago and has only been paying attention to how sexy her mouth looks when she talks, so he sweeps her into his arms and kisses the rest of the words right off her lips. That’s Beau Montgomery from Emergency Engagement, (book 1 of the Love Emergency series). When my heroine, Savannah, second-guesses his…ahem…round-two readiness, she provokes what qualifies as a long, heartfelt speech from Beau:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Sangria: SANGRIA SLUSHIE (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe #Slushie)

Welcome to Saturday Sangria, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

 Sangria Slushie
Slushie season is here, so I thought I'd share another yummy recipe. Enjoy!

Read an #Excerpt from What He Wants by Tory Richards + #Giveaway

34107800What He Wants 
(Phantom Riders MC #3)
by Tory Richards 
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published April 20th 2017
Big John is the club enforcer. He's big and scary and he sets his sights on Daisy the instant he locks eyes on the curvy beauty
Daisy's the new girl in town. She's grown strong and independent since leaving an abusive marriage, but nothing prepares her for the hulking, sexy biker who wants to claim her when trouble comes calling!

Friday, April 21, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review for Boys that Bite by Mari Mancusi

33878350Title: Boys That Bite
Series: The Blood Coven Vampires Book #1
Author: Mari Mancusi
Format: Kindle, 276 Pages
Published: 27 Jan 2017 (Amazon Digital Services LLC)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...

When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly.

Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time... 

Linda's Thoughts:
You know, being bitten by a vampire one week before prom really sucks.

Read an #Excerpt from The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

29541797The Hot Shot 
(Game On #4)
by Kristen Callihan
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published April 18th 2017
First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…

What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.
No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.

I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea.

Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.

Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

#CoverReveal of Stand by A.L. Jackson

(Bleeding Stars #6)
by A.L. Jackson
Expected publication: May 22nd 2017 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc.

#Spotlight on Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti + #Giveaway

31423492Lethal Lies 
(Blood Brothers #2)
by Rebecca Zanetti
Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455594296
A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars—even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

#CoverReveal of Breath of Passion by Lisa Kessler

Breath of Passion 
(The Muse Chronicles #3)
by Lisa Kessler 
ebook, 266 pages
Expected publication: May 15th 2017 by Lisa's Lair

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#Interview with Jessica Lauryn of A Passionate Play

Lexi: Our guest today has a special place in our hearts. In one of her guest posts, years ago but we have good memories, she talked about her careful selection of the drinks she places in her characters hands. And, she had us at wine. So welcome back, Jessica Lauryn!

Thank you, Lexi!  I remember that post fondly – you had me at your blog’s name and all I could think about when I heard it was wine, and the ways in which it had subtly, and not-so-subtly found its way into my characters’ hands.  Reading Between The Wines has forever since had a special place for me as well, and I’m very excited to be here, chatting about my latest release, book 1 of The Rabourn Theater Series, A Passionate Play.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#Spotlight on Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson + #Giveaway

You might be a futuristic biohacked hottie if…

You no longer have to guess what your pet is trying to say. You have an implanted com device, and your wee fluffball is wired, too. She tilts her head, and you just know.

30612698Wanted and Wired 
(Tether #1)
by Vivien Jackson
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492648167
A rip-roarin' new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places...

Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.

Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it's the perfect storm...